Amherst’s Turku Named bankESB Retail SVP
bankESB recently announced that Gary Turku has been named senior vice president, retail banking officer for bankESB, succeeding Nancy Lapointe who recently retired.
Turku, of Amherst, joined bankESB in May 2021 as the vice president, branch officer of the bank’s former Locust St., Northampton office, later transitioning to the 36 Main St., Easthampton, main office. Before joining bankESB, Turku was vice president, branch manager at both People’s United Bank/United Bank and Key Bank as well as senior credit manager with Wells Fargo Financial. Gary received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tirana in Albania.
Gary brings more than 25 years of banking experience in both retail banking and lending to the role, in which he will assume responsibility for direct oversight of the bank’s 11 branches, including business development, the customer experience, and branch operations.